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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,825 People

    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    laying in bed, music on full blast (with

    headphones on), what's new? nothing, of course.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't like myself.I hate my image.

    I feel as if I push people away when I don't mean to.I get called **** all the time.Example my father tells me to die and go to hell all the time and calls me a worthless piece of ****.My "Friends" would call me names.I don't fit in and I just want to end it all
    BrandonDay BrandonDay 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm good for a while I'll talk more ,

    laugh more Sleep and eat normally but then something happens , like a switch turns off somewhere /: And all I'm left with is the darkness of my mind , but each time it seems like I sink deeper and deeper ... And I'm scared that one day , o won't make it back up :/ I feel like...
    Josephine14 Josephine14 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I am having an alone day.

    I don't know what that means, whether I am too exhausted by the idea of interaction and social graces to be around others, or I am too scared and inhibited by shyness. Or maybe I am melancholic and want to wallow. I don't know whether the urge to isolate myself is harmful or...
    SkyChevalier SkyChevalier 22-25, T 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I don't want this weekend to go quickly.

    .. it means that I will be lonely at school and it means my depression will be on my everyday...
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I graduated in 2009, I have nothing to show

    for it. I'm still going to a community college, I make 3 bucks over minimum wage and can't seem to progress anywhere positive. Pity party over.
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I'm part Chinese and they say

    if you're depressed, your hair will turn grey faster. Is it true? Because I do experience that. (And no, no one's hair in my family turned grey when they were just 13 so I assume it's not from the genes)
    hypothetically hypothetically 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Weekend... Please just move on faster.

    . I need to go back to work.. I need to keep myself busy and tired.. That's how I battle my current state of depression..
    logen88 logen88 26-30 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I am feeling better.Talking with my family

    and my close friends,going for a walk everyday,helping people,making them happy...it makes me happy too.I am not hopeless,i am not gonna give up.I will fight :)
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    all around me are familiar faces.

    worn out places. worn out faces... bright and early for the daily races... going know where. going know where... their tears are filling up their glasses... no expression... no expression... hide my head I want to drown my sorrow... no tomorrow... no tomorrow...
    hollie2parker hollie2parker 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I've just been at the beach with two friends

    and to of their friends. I noticed I was a bit intimidated by the two new guys. Because they'd appeared to have so fulfilling lives, not perfect or anything. But at least they are living a life, doing mostly what they love. Having a job, travelling the world and having...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Depression is feeling like you don’t want to

    feel anything anymore. Depression is when you know you shouldn’t feel things that they all judge and deplore. Depression is having tears come out of your eyes more than number of times you thought about what it used to be like when you were at the least okay. Depression is...
    IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm really tired of fighting.

    I just wish that I were dead. I'm tired of people telling me that "it gets better" when it doesn't and it never will. Don't you dare tell me that it gets better. I'm tired of telling people telling me "you're still young it can and will get better". I'm tired of people telling...
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression is such a cruel punishment.

    There are no fevers , no rashes , no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern , just the slow erosion of self , as insidious as cancer . And like cancer , it is essentially a solitary experience ; a room in hell with only your name on the door .
    Josephine14 Josephine14 18-21, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I'll probably kill myself

    before 25 so you all should enjoy me while I'm still here
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 10 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Omg.. I told my "boyfriend" about the Death of

    a family member last week and that i have a really hard time batteling depression... I don't know what to say because it was really hard to tell him (not personal we don't live near each other). However.. No reply.. Seeing party pictures right now.. That kills me.. I feel so...
    nsameshit nsameshit 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Right know the only way out I see is a way out

    I don't want to see. And that scares me I'm just so sad
    ellaburg ellaburg 22-25, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    There's a user on here with the profile

    battlingdepression. He's a fake using stolen photos & starts with being nice. The second he's caught out as a fake he calls you a fake & blocks you. Report him please!
    Fairydust1986 Fairydust1986 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I miss you so much granny,

    I never got to say goodbye nor hug you but you'll always be in my heart, not a day goes by that I don't miss you
    slipknotisamazing slipknotisamazing 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Maybe I'm doing this the wrong way.

    .. maybe i shouldn't just ignore or block out the reasons why I'm feeling depressed.. its the exact opposite, because no matter how hard you try to ignore it, you cant just block it out of your system completely. Its part of who you are, those things could be your horrendous...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Ehm.. well, since the meltdown is practically

    over, it was "nice" to let things be like how they should be and be weak for sometime to let all of the pain outside.. well not anymore. Im done. now lets get back on being positive and all of that crap.. yeah.. Whoever it was, whoever it will be, to ******* stab me in the...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There's this girl at school

    and she goes around telling everyone she's depressed, and she had cuts on her arms, but they were from a shaver!!! It just irritates me when people pretend to be depressed just to get attention from other people. :/
    twalie12 twalie12 13-15, F 9 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    i just realized something .

    . i'm not the only one who is depressed. but also every single member of my family and every one of my friends i think i just attract people that are depressed like me like a magnet..i've even been told that my depression is contagious. i thought my friends were fake for not...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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